Ultimate Turtle Cheesecake

490  Ratings
  • 30 min prep
  • 6 hr 10 min total
  • Makes 16 servings.

Creamy cheesecake. Oreo Cookie crust. Chocolate-caramel drizzle. A dash of pecans. Be sure to save yourself a piece, because this is gonna go fast.

Ultimate Turtle Cheesecake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 24 OREO Cookies, finely crushed (about 2 cups)
  • 6 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 pkg. (14 oz.) caramels
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 pkg. (8 oz. each) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 oz. semi-sweet baking chocolate

Instructions

  • Heat  oven to 325°F.
  • Mix  crumbs and butter; press onto bottom and 2 inches up side of 9-inch springform pan.
  • Microwave  caramels and milk in small microwaveable bowl on HIGH 3 min. or until caramels are completely melted, stirring after each minute. Stir in nuts; pour half into crust. Refrigerate 10 min. Refrigerate remaining caramel mixture for later use.
  • Beat  cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with mixer until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over caramel layer in crust.
  • Bake  1 hour 5 min. to 1 hour 10 min. or until center is almost set. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate 4 hours.
  • Microwave  reserved caramel mixture 1 min.; stir. Pour over cheesecake. Melt chocolate as directed on package; drizzle over cheesecake.

Recipe Tips

Size-WiseEnjoy a serving of this decadent treat on special occasions.

How to Pipe ChocolateMicrowave 1 oz. semi-sweet chocolate as directed on package. Spoon melted chocolate into a freezerweight resealable plastic bag; seal bag. Fold down top of bag tightly and snip a tiny (about 1/8-in.) piece off one of the bottom corners of bag. Holding the top of the bag firmly, drizzle chocolate through opening in desired patterns on cheesecake.

NoteReduce oven temperature to 300°F if using a dark nonstick springform pan.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 16 servings.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 480 
    • Total fat 31 g
    • Saturated fat 15 g
    • Cholesterol 110 mg
    • Sodium 370 mg
    • Carbohydrate 45 g
    • Dietary fiber 2 g
    • Total sugars 37 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 7 g
    • Vitamin A 15 %DV
    • Vitamin C 0 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 10 %DV
    • Iron 8 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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